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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  6 June 2014 (USA)
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A military officer is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior to try and end the war.

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An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Live, Die, Repeat

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material | See all certifications »

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All You Need Is Kill  »

Box Office

Budget:

$178,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,760,246 (USA) (6 June 2014)

Gross:

$100,189,501 (USA) (5 September 2014)
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Rita, for her bravery, was nicknamed by the public as, "The Angel of Verdun." In real life, Verdun, France was viewed as the site of an otherworldly miracle during WWI.This has its origins in a 1914 newspaper short story 'The Bowmen' written by Arthur Machen, the horror story writer, describing supernatural medieval archers appearing at the Battle of Mons and causing the enemy to retreat. In spite of Machen's attempts to prevent it, his story quickly inspired a popularly and strongly believed account of 'the Angels of Mons'. The Battle of Verdun was two years later and there was no association with angelic apparitions, but Rita's nickname does seem to be inspired by the Angels of Mons story. See more »

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In the first conversation with General Brigham, one of Cage's jacket buttons is undone. In the next shot, his jacket is neatly buttoned up. See more »

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Rita Vrataski: Come find me when you wake up!
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This movie doesn't think you're an idiot.
4 June 2014 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

When I saw that Doug Liman was directing and McQuarrie penning, I was interested. I liked Liman's first Bourne film over Greengrass-directed nauseating shaky-cam sequels. McQuarrie is a wonderful screenwriter, and these two seemed like a perfect pair.

I got what I hoped: a movie that doesn't treat me like a 10-year old. "Edge of tomorrow" is smart, entertaining, exciting and fun. It's an original movie as well, not a sequel or a remake (although I hear it might be inspired by a novel or graphic novel).

Tom Cruise - who plays a slightly different character than usually - is good, he always brings his best. He cares about his projects and demands to do as much stunts as possible. His passion can be seen here too and he is again a joy to watch, but this isn't a movie for Cruise to carry. Liman and McQuarrie carry this movie with smart pacing, transitions and that certain magic good filmmakers seem to be able to harness at will.

Emily Blunt isn't a useless sidekick, but a strong and likable character. Not annoyingly strong on the surface like some feminist ball-busting fantasy, but a real character and deserves every minute of her screen time. Bill Paxton was fun to see as a hard-ass sergeant, and Brendan Gleeson was good as well - even though his screen time is limited. All the main actors work well together, if a scene is shared.

The movie flows in an interesting way and it likes to surprise you. I'm not talking about forced twists, I'm talking about that special situation where you don't know what happens next. I've missed that feeling. I didn't have to pretend to care about the movie, I was interested in every minute of it. This happens rarely. And when it ends, you're satisfied. No setting up sequels, no ambiguous crap, just a solid, fitting ending.

Unlike Cruise's last sci-fi film "Oblivion", this is definitely an action movie. At first glance it may look like a generic sci-fi action film - and granted, sometimes (suits, aliens) it does - but there's enough personality of its own. Action looks good and the camera doesn't shake around senselessly. Also, the action never goes into that overblown mode where your senses get tired and you just don't care anymore. Well done.

"Edge of tomorrow" is a thoroughly entertaining film. It's "just" a summer movie, but it's a smart, fun and exciting summer movie. You don't have to make excuses for its shortcomings to enjoy it. It's quality filmmaking and certainly a positive surprise.

9/10, will buy on blu-ray. I recommend this to everyone. Avoid as much spoilers as you can.


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